One of three main airports in the San Francisco Bay Area (the others being San Francisco International Airport and San Jose International Airport), Oakland International Airport, or OAK, welcomes visitors on most major airlines in the U.S., as well as a few international airlines.
Oakland International Airport is used as a hub for travelers arriving in Northern California, whether they're staying in the East Bay, traveling to San Francisco, or heading further north ot Napa and beyond. To skip the stress of navigating Bay Area traffic yourself, book a shared or private transfer and let a dedicated driver traverse the roadways.
Things to Know Before You Go
- OAK is home to just two terminals.
- Most airlines fly from Terminal 1, including Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Hawaiian Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, British Airways, and American Airlines, while Terminal 2 houses just Southwest Airlines.
- The rental car center can be accessed via the rental car shuttle, which operates every 10 minutes except from 1:30am to 4:30am, when it's on-demand.
How to Get There
OAK is located 18 miles (29 kilometers) from downtown San Francisco—across the San Francisco Bay Bridge—and 8 miles (14 kilometers) from downtown Oakland. The airport can be reached via private or shuttle airport transfers. Alternatively, the Oakland airport is on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network, so you can travel between the airport and San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and other East Bay towns on this train line. Ride-sharing vehicles are also allowed to operate at the airport at specific locations.